These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Nashville


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Nashville are the best of the best.

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Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Nashville, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Nashville neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Nashville are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Nashville:

  1. Green Hills
  2. Bellmont Hillsboro
  3. Southeast
  4. Hillsboro West End
  5. Sylvan Park
  6. Hillwood Estates
  7. Lockeland Springs
  8. White Bridge
  9. Melrose
  10. Crieve Hall

Read on to see how we determined the places around Nashville that deserve a little bragging rights.

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Nashville?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Nashville, we had to determine what criteria defines a “best”.

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 54 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the “Best City Neighborhood In Nashville.” We’re lookin’ at you, Green Hills.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Nashville has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

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1. Green Hills

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,494
Median Home Price: $424,116
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,901
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%

2. Bellmont Hillsboro

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,219
Median Home Price: $394,671
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,901
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%

3. Southeast

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,273
Median Home Price: $272,767
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,901
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%

4. Hillsboro West End

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,749
Median Home Price: $401,933
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,901
Unemployment Rate: 5.1%

5. Sylvan Park

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,293
Median Home Price: $260,400
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,901
Unemployment Rate: 1.2%

6. Hillwood Estates

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,759
Median Home Price: $410,900
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,901
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%

7. Lockeland Springs

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,058
Median Home Price: $265,880
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,901
Unemployment Rate: 5.4%

8. White Bridge

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,549
Median Home Price: $340,800
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,901
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%

9. Melrose

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,388
Median Home Price: $242,043
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,626
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%

10. Crieve Hall

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,075
Median Home Price: $239,450
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,278
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Nashville

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Nashville where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Nashville:

  1. College Heights-Clifton
  2. Southside
  3. Osage-North Fisk

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Nashville

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Green Hills 1 23,494 $424,116 1,901 2.8%
Bellmont Hillsboro 2 6,219 $394,671 1,901 3.2%
Southeast 3 6,273 $272,767 1,901 2.4%
Hillsboro West End 4 8,749 $401,933 1,901 5.1%
Sylvan Park 5 3,293 $260,400 1,901 1.2%
Hillwood Estates 6 2,759 $410,900 1,901 1.9%
Lockeland Springs 7 3,058 $265,880 1,901 5.4%
White Bridge 8 3,549 $340,800 1,901 2.2%
Melrose 9 3,388 $242,043 2,626 3.0%
Crieve Hall 10 4,075 $239,450 2,278 2.7%
Cherokee Park 11 4,931 $242,017 1,901 3.0%
Edmondson-Cloverland 12 2,589 $309,000 1,901 3.4%
South Hampton 13 1,287 $234,700 1,994 3.5%
Whites Bend 14 2,556 $220,650 3,392 1.1%
Eastwood 15 1,935 $202,500 3,667 3.1%
Inglewood-Riverwood 16 6,728 $164,018 4,379 6.7%
Your Neighborhood Group 17 3,334 $186,400 3,607 3.7%
Tulip Grove 18 2,509 $137,750 4,999 3.1%
Greenwood 19 1,997 $178,700 4,997 8.4%
Mcmurray-Huntingdon 20 6,823 $159,744 4,770 8.4%
Scottsboro 21 1,218 $165,850 4,795 1.1%
Sylvan Heights 22 1,577 $210,250 3,483 9.0%
Neelys Bend 23 1,641 $159,600 4,319 3.0%
Marrowbone 24 5,239 $157,600 4,588 5.1%
Four Corners 25 3,934 $153,975 4,662 6.9%
Villages Of Larchwood 26 1,943 $126,500 5,228 6.8%
Merry Oaks 27 5,744 $157,217 4,684 10.5%
Cleveland Park 28 2,041 $160,225 5,377 7.9%
Nashboro Village 29 1,645 $141,700 5,047 3.6%
Shelby Hills 30 1,424 $137,475 4,995 6.1%
Donelson Hills 31 1,213 $150,450 4,807 6.6%
Edgehill 32 4,804 $149,543 5,463 7.6%
Ccsi-South Inglewood 33 4,728 $136,712 5,432 9.0%
Glencliff 34 7,576 $109,400 6,303 5.7%
Bordeaux 35 5,079 $137,540 5,500 7.2%
Hermitage Hills 36 1,600 $144,100 5,176 7.6%
Charlotte Park 37 2,446 $107,900 5,731 7.0%
Jones-Buena Vista 38 1,215 $188,900 4,932 10.7%
Barclay Drive 39 1,289 $136,000 5,499 7.9%
Capitol View 40 3,235 $103,850 6,405 5.7%
Mcferrin Park 41 1,963 $145,850 5,994 9.2%
Brick Church Bellshire 42 9,477 $132,522 5,530 7.2%
Heron Walk 43 10,767 $117,162 5,981 8.0%
Rosebank 44 2,505 $125,533 5,423 11.0%
Woodbine 45 2,347 $115,967 6,161 5.4%
Fisk-Meharry 46 2,307 $113,250 6,629 12.7%
Woodycrest 47 1,299 $102,067 6,273 5.1%
Elizabeth Park 48 1,334 $103,300 6,946 10.6%
Hadley-Washngton 49 1,431 $89,250 6,816 10.2%
Talbot’S Corner 50 10,061 $111,580 6,182 8.5%
Haynes Area 51 6,241 $119,657 5,924 12.6%
Osage-North Fisk 52 2,147 $93,367 6,984 11.8%
Southside 53 2,876 $90,650 7,169 22.1%
College Heights-Clifton 54 1,172 $101,067 6,627 11.8%

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